Pope admits mistakes over Holocaust-denying bishop

The Pope has admitted making mistakes over the lifting of the excommunication of a Holocaust-denying bishop. In a letter to church leaders, parts of which have been published on a popular Catholic blog, Pope Benedict XVI says the church should have been aware of the views of Bishop Richard Williamson. Williamson, an Englishman, hit the headlines partly because the pope lifted his long-standing excommunication, along with that of three other members of the ultra-conservative Society of St